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Yoyaku are set to descend on London this weekend for one of the most anticipated gatherings the agency has seen.

By Hot Off The Press, News

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Yoyaku has garnered somewhat of a cult following of late, and for good reason. The French outfit have gradually risen to the vanguard of the scene for their distinctive offering of avant-garde minimal, house, techno and electro across all facets of their impeccably curated brand. 

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Keeping the momentum of their last two massive outings, at Hoppetosse on the 24th of February, then at a Paris warehouse on March 2nd, Yoyaku are set to descend on London this weekend for one of the most anticipated gatherings the agency has seen.  

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Held on Saturday, March 30th, the London Yoyaku showcase will feature a full roster: with Cabanne, Janaret, Lamache, Lowris, Oshana, Roger Gerressen, Varhat and Zendid each bringing their unique taste and faultless technique that has helped define the Yoyaku sound. London’s Hackney Wick space, Studio 9294, will be transformed into a blank industrial canvas for the evening’s magic to unfold upon.  

For those who have not yet secured their tickets, now is not the time to sleep on it. Block out your calenders, for this will be nothing short of a top-shelf weekend. 

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Round Up Celebrates 3rd Year With Resolute, Hosting Sonja Moonear, Francesco Del Garda, Shonky

By Hot Off The Press, News

A couple weeks after a successfull Istanbul debut where Round Up collaborated with the Istanbul creative space “MU”, hosting Barac, Round Up is back in Prague joining forces with the renowned New York organization Resolute. The two promoters are landmarks for their cities underground scenes and beyond, so we expect this party to be a special one too – also considering the jaw-dropping line-up.

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Three of the most wanted and best selectors around will perform at this event until early hours. The long-time queen of the scene Sonja Moonear will be headlining along the Italian selector Francesco Del Garda; you probably found yourself looking after one of the record he played in the last year. The cherry on the cake is Shonky, part of the Apollonia trio and a guaranteed party-starter. Mari.teBruno Curtis & Eddie Mur & Agustin Alvarez complete the line-up.

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The event is celebrating the 3 years of Round Up parties at the Microna Bunker, and you can get tickets here.

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247458025930554/

RA Event: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1192113

 

 

Nima Gorji gives away x6 Records ahead of his new night HOMEBASS in Malaga

By Hot Off The Press, News

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HOMEBASS is a new concept-event in Malaga area (south of Spain) created by Ibiza veteran Nima Gorji and the well-known Malaga-based Dj, Ignacio Morales, to establish a new underground sound in the area.
Since Nima moved from Ibiza to Malaga after 14 years residency, he met Ignacio, and together decided to create something fresh and new, providing  the kind of sound they play and believe in.
 
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The first party was held at the “Boa Room“, a well known club in Benalmadena town in the Malaga area.  The response was great and successful enough to propose the following event on April 6. The idea is to do monthly events with special guests in the region. For the next one, the two residents of HOMEBASS invite a good friend Kevin Cook from Ibiza Underground Club to Join them. If you in or near Malaga, ensure NOT to miss this. Its going to go down in true Nima Style.
  
Ahead of the HOMEBASS second edition, The Music Master that is Nima Gorji is giving away 9 Records from the NG TRAX & WELT RECORDINGS collection. To enter and stand a chance of winning all these records, simply message us @ meokolondon@gmail.com and tell us your favourite Nima Gorji Tune. Good Luck….
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Tallinn being a creative breeding ground for some of contemporary & electronic music’s finest rising stars – Welcome to Sweet Spot Festival

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Exclusive, News

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Since announcing the return of Estonia’s Sweet Spot festival back in January, our anticipation for the weekend has been steadily growing. Held in Tallinn’s The KultuuriKartel, or Creative Hubon the 28th and 29th of July, the festival offers an incredibly diverse cultural and artistic experience, curating a stellar lineup across a plethora of genres. 

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The festival has just unveiled the first wave of artists set to soundtrack the weekend and, as expected, they have delivered. First to be announced is Swedish singer Lykke Li, whose blend of electronic and indie pop has been well received across Europe. Additionally, Grammy Nominated Alcoe Blacc, whose instantly recognisable ‘I Need A Dollar’ topped charts worldwide, will deliver his signature smooth grooves. Joining the selection of international talent is British Indie Rockband Friendly Fires, with what will be their exclusive performance of the summer. Also hailing from the UK, are electronic duo HONNE, bringing to Yallinn their foward thinking take on R&B. 

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With Tallinn being a creative breeding ground for some of contemporary music’s finest rising stars, it is refreshing to see a healthy amount of Estonian talent on the lineup’s first instalment. Noëp, the alias of Andres Kõpper, will bring  his stripped back mix of mix of indie, electro and pop. 6-man band Lexsoul Dancemachine will deliver their take on raw street inspired funk, while Sander Mölder will perform a live set of the sounds that earned him “Debut Album of the Year” and “Electronic Album of the Year” at the Estonian Music Awards earlier this year. Duo Púr Múdd will bring their undeniably uplifting sound, complemented nicely by the Helsinki born Onni Boi. Rounding out the initial selection of artist is Tallinn’s own Pluuto, a rapper who is elevated by his forward-thinking style. 

On the whole, Sweet Spot’s curation is marked by exceptional stylistic diversity, ensuring there is always something new for audiences to be inspired by. Lovers of house and techno can expect the announcement of artists to play at the Electronic Music Stage to come in April. The curation of the stage will build on last year’s established direction, with 2018’s edition featuring International heavyweights Jeff Mills, Soichi Terada, Bullion, Honey Dijon and Ford Romeau. 

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The unique experience offered by the festival extends beyond its musical offering: Sweet Spot opens a creative window into a vibrant city. With a thriving culture both underground and overground, there is always something to be discovered in Tallinn. Closer to the date, we will be bringing you our recommendations, however in the meanwhile, we recommend securing your tickets at www.sweetspot.ee

Round Up Is Back at Sonar’s OFFweek with 8+ artists, visuals, art & more

By Hot Off The Press, News

This year Round Up will host a showcase at La Terrrazza in Barcelona, during the OFFweek of Sonar – a party which will happen throughout the daytime of Thursday 13th of June.

 

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Round Up is a Prague-based events promotion organization. Started as a birthday event for Bruno Curtis and Agustin Alvarez in a small bar in the Czech capital, Round Up quickly grew into one of the most prominent promoters in the Prague scene, and recently started delivering its parties all over the best European venues. Apart from hosting the best music acts in the underground scene, Round Up puts emphasis on the visual aspect of its parties, by including original visual projections or installations on location.

The line-up still has to be announced, but considering the recent bookings of Round Up we are sure it’s going to be, once again, a stellar one. La Terrrazza is an open-air summer venue located on the mountain of Montjuic, an historic part of Barcelona. Apart from being one of the main venues for the Catalan city’s house and techno nightlife throughout the whole summer, the club is one of the focal points for the Sonar period.

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Picnic London Celebrates Its 7th Birthday With Julian Perez, Digby, Martinez, Andy Luff

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, News

Picnic will be celebrating its 7th birthday on March 30th, at FOLD, a venue located in East London. The ever growing party promoter have strewn together a very tasty line up for their huge 7th Birthday celebrations. Seven years as one of the most prominent promoters in the underground scene of London capital is no easy feet but the guys behind the brand keep pushing boundaries and exceeding expectations.

For this milestone event, Picnic have put together a special line-up! Joining picnic front man Andy Luff will be Julian Perez, Digby and Martinez. 

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Julian Perez is a Spanish selector with an impressive international reputation, playing in some of the most prominent festivals such as Outline in Moscow and Sunwaves in Romania, as well as in the finest underground club parties around Europe such as Rex, Fabric or Robert Johnson. Frequently invited to Sven Vath’s Cocoon Ibiza, Julian is guaranteed to heat up any dance-floor.

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Coming from South Africa, Digby grew up playing in many bands for years before focusing on becoming a master of analogue sound. An obsessive vinyl collector across genres, he is rapidly becoming known for his esoteric sets and bold selections. Expect the unexpected from his set.

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A familiar face at Picnic parties, Danish-born Martinez is regularly booked for the organisation’s events, which is not a surprise considering his great skills as a DJ along with an impeccable taste which gave him a strong reputation worldwide, allowing him to play in venues such as Space Ibiza or Panorama Bar in Berlin.

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Founder and resident of Picnic London since it started in 2012, Andy Luff perfectly embodies the definition of a vinyl digger. Searching and collecting records for 6 years has brought him a selection coming from all angles, giving him the possibility to always express a different side to his style.

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Unfortunately early birds tickets are already sold out, but you can get your hands on the first release tickets immediately following this link.

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FOLD is a new institution for the arts based in the heart of East London. Home to music and creative studios with a 500 capacity, the venue promises to be the perfect place for this memorable party.

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Words Giovanni Bodrato

Arupa Music Announces Second 2019 Event With Dubtil, Sepp

By Event Previews and Reviews, Hot Off The Press, News

On March 23rd Arupa Music has planned its second event of the year, following the success of their mighty NYD party that started 2019 in style. This time the organisation is inviting two exceptional guests directly from Romania: Dubtil and Sepp. The event will take place at Overlock Arts in Hackney, East London, starting from 11PM until late hours. The line-up will be completed by Arupa’s founders and residents Carlos Ryan

 
 

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The event follows the success of the New Years daytime party which was held in an East London warehouse featuring Mihigh, Paul K, Chrissy Hope and Carlos Ryan, as well as the epic 36 hour party in a magical and secret under-the-bridge location, which hosted Crihan, Vincentiullian, Keruan, H.E.R, JADA and Midds, as well as the founders Carlos Ryan. Both event came to life as a collaboration with The Sunday Afters.
 
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Arupa Music started when the duo Carlos Ryan decided to further their love for music by creating their own imprint to showcase the music they loved. Now an established project within the London underground scene, Arupa Music has been operating for five years, trying to find new and upcoming talented artists to put on the spotlight at their parties and thought their label releases. 
 
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A new vinyl issue from Bexu, the ‘Calatoria EP’, is on its way to be released on the Arupa label – Arupa Music Limited 002 will also include a Crihan Remix. The label also has upcoming releases from other notorious artists such as Sepp and Paul K planned for later through the year. On the other hand, the digital release series of the label aims to discovering like-minded new talents from around the world that represent the music style Arupa believes in.
 
Follow the Arupa Music FB page to stay updated on news and releases.
 
Moreover, in sight of this special event, you have the possibility to win 2 tickets for the party, one Arupa t-shirt, One Arupa vinyl and a Sepp vinyl release. In order to get your hands on one of the prizes, all you need to do is sending us an email at meokolondon@gmail.com with with a DJ you would love to see on the line-up of an upcoming Arupa event.
 
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Overlock Arts is a versatile and spacious 350 capacity venue located in the vibrant Hackney neighbor in East London. A perfect place to party until the early hours in the morning.
 
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Perlon Announces New EP By Ivan Iacobucci, ‘Logic Solution’

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Ivan Iacobucci is debuting on the landmark label we all love with a four track EP, to be released on the 22nd of March. The EP trotters between strong house grooves and IDM experimental beats, bringing its listeners into unknown territories – especially the title-track ‘Logic Solution’ manages to be a dancefloor bomb with a strikingly original sound, making us think it’s going to be one we’ll hear a lot at parties in the next months.

Tracklist:

A1 Logic Solution 
A2 Platinum Tooth 
B1 Magic Tribulation 
B2 Android

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Originally from Bologna, Italy, and relocated in Berlin, Ivan Iacobucci came from a funk background before encountering electronic music in 1988 with the birth of Detroit techno and Chicago house, quickly resulting in him launching Hole Records, the first independent Italian house music label. He counts many releases on renowned labels such as Cabaret recordings and Imprints records.

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You can already pre-order the vinyl here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/ivan-iacobucci-logic-solution/722345-01/

Words by Giovanni Bodrato

Round Up | Istanbul event | Resolute collaboration & Cocoon showcase in Prague

By Event Previews and Reviews, Festival, Hot Off The Press, News

Round Up just announced a series of events throughout Europe. While we are waiting for the second edition of the mighty Up Festival, this year taking place on the 13th and 14th of July in Prague, the Round Up agency announced three special events happening throughout the Spring, in Turkey and their homebase Prague.

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15.03.19 – Round Up x MU @ Istanbul, TR

On the 15th of March the warmer season will be started off with an extraordinary collaboration with the Istanbul creative space “MU”, a venue based in Seyrantepe Sanayi – the industrial district of Istanbul – hosting a different variety of music events. Psychedelic minimal maestro Barac will be headlining the event, and accompanying him into this music journey you will find Round Up’s own Bruno Curtis and MU’s resident Seko. All in all this one promises to be a wonderful event for the flourishing Istanbul scene, and a perfect occasion to visit the city for underground sounds lovers too!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2058668790866778/

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29.03.19 – Round Up x Resolute @ Prague, CZ

A couple weeks after the first event, Round Up will be back in Prague, this time joining forces with the renowned New York organization Resolute. The two promoters are landmarks for their cities underground scenes and beyond, so we expect this party to be a special one too – also considering the jaw-dropping line-up. Three of the most wanted and best selectors around will perform at this event until early hours. The long-time queen of the scene Sonja Moonear will be headlining along the Italian selector Francesco Del Garda; you probably found yourself looking after one of the record he played in the last year. The cherry on the cake is Shonky, part of the Apollonia trio and a guaranteed party-starter. Mari.te, Bruno Curtis & Eddie Mur & Agustin Alvarez complete the line-up. The event is celebrating the 3 years of Round Up parties at the Microna Bunker, and you can get tickets here.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/247458025930554/

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10.05.19 – Round Up x Cocoon Showcase @ Prague, CZ

Round Up will also bring for the very first time the full Cocoon showcase to Prague. This event will be much more than a simple party, bringing the full Cocoon experience to Czech Republic with it’s main artists Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante and André Galuzzi, accompanied by original Cocoon visuals.

You can follow the Round Up page for more info coming soon and already get your tickets here.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/375648483233274/

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Win 3 Tickets and 2 Vinyls for Eagervision x Watermelon at Number 90, London 15.03.19

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For their first party of 2019, Eagervision will be teaming up with the Barcelona-based promoter and label Watermelon  The event will take place on Friday 15th of March at Number 90 in London, starting at 8PM and continuing until early hours in the morning. The two organizations are joining forces after expressing sympathy for each other and realising the similar vibes they deliver in their own parties despite the geographical distance.
 
Their scope with this party is to outline an event that not only combines their forces but creates something different – Paris-born underground star Cesar Merveille will bring his magic headlining the event, and will be joined by a variety of forward-thinking artists such as Amsterdam’s VBX resident Makcim, who counts releases on renowned labels such as Apollonia and Oscillat Music among others. British selector Pierre Codarin and the French Trio behind Watermelon, Triad wrap up the uplifting and dynamic line-up.
 
RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1212152

 
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Well-rooted in the London underground scene, Eagervision is an independent record label and party promoter with a novel approach in its operations, aiming to cultivate and support the real creative talents within the scene. That’s why they base their approach on knowing who the artist they are working with actually is, taking into account their influences and their original ideas in order to explore new horizons and create authentic sounds. Eagervision has been organizing events all around London since 2015, in famous venues such as Bloc, Ace Hotel Rooftop, Dalston Roof Park and more.
 
 
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Watermelon is a landmark of the current Barcelona underground sound. Having organizes quality showcases for Sonar Festival in the last two years such as the Yoyaku one, the Watermelon parties included a huge variety of highly regarded names in their line-ups; Lamache, Janeret, Zendid, Varhat, Maayan Nidam, San Proper, Priku, Cristi Cons, Audio Werner, Oshana and Andrey Pushkarev are just a few to mention. Their crew has been hosted in different European cities before London, from Paris to Bucharest, from Berlin to Brussels. Plus, the organization also works as a vinyl only label under the moniker of Slice Music, featuring names of the calibre of Melodie and Doubtingthomas.
 
 
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Today you will be able to win 3 tickets for the event and 2 vinyls – Slice 001 directly from the Watermelon-fueled label, and the first release from the Eagervision label (TBA). All you need to do to enter the competition is send us an email at meokolondon@gmail.com with a name you would like to see on the line-up of an upcoming Eagervision or Watermelon party.
 
Overall, considering the experience in organizing top notch parties for both organizations and the interesting DJ acts put together for the line-up, we expect this party to be a unique journey. 
 
For a taste of things to come, you can check out this video of Makcim shaking out the crowd at a VBX party: https://www.facebook.com/DJMakcim/videos/343242649597938/
 
Or this one of Triad heating up Brunch in Barcelona with one of their infectious grooves: https://www.facebook.com/TriadSlice/videos/1911535599149055?sfns=cl
 
Eagervision x Watermelon promises to be a party outside of schemes, with an ensemble of versatile DJs that don’t settle on a specific kind of minimal house or techno beat but always surprise their dance floor, in the style that both Eagervision and Watermelon deliver with their parties.
 
The venue, Number 90  is known as the quality bar-restaurant of the exciting building 90 Main Yard, located right on the canal by the Olympic Park in Hackney Wick. However, the venue is also well-known to be hosting quality house and techno events every weekend.
 
 
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